We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Lion Island

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Surrounded by wildlife

We wish we could have stayed so much longer. Just stepping out of the lodge brought us close to... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
stunning and accessible island

if you go you'll never want to leave. the island is strewn with incredible wildlife, the lodge and... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2018
Andy T
Helston, United Kingdom
Read all 18 reviews
All photos (37)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good11%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“king penguins”(2 reviews)
“island”(10 reviews)
Sea Lion Island F1QQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
+500 32003
Improve This Listing
Reviews (18)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews elephant seals king penguins island lodge wildlife falklands experience staff beach hours
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We wish we could have stayed so much longer. Just stepping out of the lodge brought us close to 100's of penguins and walking along the paths we had to step away so penguins going to or coming back from the beach could pass. Many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank on4bam
Reviewed 19 December 2018

if you go you'll never want to leave. the island is strewn with incredible wildlife, the lodge and staff are amazing. don't say I didn't warn you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andy T
Reviewed 30 November 2018

The island is great for watching wildlife, like pinguïns and elephant seals, seals and others. The island is well managed. A perfect place for people who want to see the wildlife without a lot off people around

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WimvL99
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Stationed in the Falklands with the RAF for 4 months, I had the opportunity to go to Sea Lion Island. I'm so glad I took. Accessible only via Helicopter, we landed to the south of the Island right next to the Rockhopper Penguins. These guys...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Chalton J
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The size of the island is perfect for visiting it from the morning until the evening (take a bag for the lunch). There are a lot of birds colonies, and also elephant seals and sea lions colonies. There are also some lakes that host wetland...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank wanderingalbatros77
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The Lodge is located right next to the penguin rookeries and it was lovely to be watching the birds while we ate our meals. The sea lions and elephant seals were fascinating animals - we nearly tripped over both as we walked across the dunes....More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank ElaineCC2015
Reviewed 16 January 2016

The island name misleads people in that sea lions are not typical animals to see on the island. It is a favourite island in East Falkland where with luck you can see all 5 penguin species in 1 or 2 days (which I did see...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Teruce
Reviewed 19 January 2015

The name of the island faisl to do justice to most wildlife you can find on the island as it misrepresents the type of experience you may expect through a stay there. In fact you will find more elephant seals than sea lions along its...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Teruce
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I was fortunate to have my third visit to the Falklands this summer as some of my family live there. Our 5 year old daughter and I were equally amazed at the small plane ride to Sea Lion Island. Amongst the widest brightest stars available...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank jdavis_harte
Reviewed 24 February 2014

From the UK you will have to fly to the Falkland Islands, a journey which will take a minimum of 20 hours if flying from Brize Norton via Ascension, alternatively you can get there from Heathrow via Chile. Then take a small plane from Stanley...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Cheryl M
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sea Lion Island staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines